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Church plans drive-thru food event

House of Bread Deliverance Church, 500 S. Main St., will open its drive-thru food pantry Monday from 1-4:30 p.m. or until the 250 boxes of food run out.

The church will give away food on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one box will be given per household. Police officers will direct traffic at the giveaway, according to a news release.

It will be a drive-thru process because of the pandemic, and everyone is required to wear a mask. Everyone must bring proof of address (utility bills and driver's licenses). All clients must fill out new intake forms for 2021, according to the release. Details: House of Bread apostle, Saint Mary Harris at 870-872-2196.

Group hosting scholarship contest

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is hosting the 25th annual AFSA High School Scholarship Contest. Students may enter for a chance to win one of 10 $2,000 scholarships, according to a news release.

The scholarship contest is open to all high school seniors who are graduating in spring 2021 and plan to further their education in fall 2021. For details or to apply, visit

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